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Naomh Conaill to lodge final appeal

Co.Final press conference625
By Harry Walsh

NAOMH Conaill were expected to lodge an appeal with the County Board this morning to last Sunday’s senior football semi-final loss to Glenswilly.

The Glenties club lost the game 0-10 to 0-08 but they are annoyed that Glenswilly were allowed to replace Ciaran Bonner – black-carded in the last minute – with Oisin Crawford who kicked the Glen men into the lead moments later. Full back Eamon Ward popped up with an insurance point shortly afterwards.

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Naomh Conaill feel that referee Jimmy White should have shown a red card after the black card was issued to Bonner because they claim he had been booked in an earlier incident eight minutes from time.

The 2014 Dr Maguire Cup final is scheduled for this Sunday afternoon, throw-in 4pm, between reigning champions Glenswilly and St Eunan’s.

The matter will be discussed by County Board officials later today. It is understood that Jimmy White acknowledged his error shortly after the final whistle blew on Sunday evening.

With the County champions due to play Fermanagh champions Roslea SHamrocks in an Ulster Club quarter final on Sunday wee, November 9, time is something the County Board have precious little to spare.

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